As might be expected, Russom naturally found his home in Hollywood. Quickly signed by MCA, he became part of a dynamic and successful piano team, scoring and performing for motion pictures. Maturity led to mastery as Russom played the elegant nightclubs, among them the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and the Sheraton Universal Hotel. He soon became a favorite of columnists Louella Parsons and Stan Delaplane, who sprinkled the papers with compliments. On the Sunset Strip, Russom accompanied Maxine Sullivan and Dick Haymes. At Gatsby's, the perfect mood created by Russom drew Helen Reddy, Vic Damone, Shirley Jones, Carroll O'Connor and many other celebrities to his piano to sing.
The above was written by my Mom, Mary Russom, and is a compilation of various write-ups & reviews from the Los Angeles area newspapers music columns.
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